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Lesson Grades K-8: What I Like About You

Posted by on Jul 20, 2019 in Academics and the Arts, Blog, Education | Comments Off on Lesson Grades K-8: What I Like About You

What I like about you Children and teens can benefit from learning how to give compliments. It is a social skill vital to enjoying the company of others. Most children will naturally do this, for example: “I really like your hair today.” But all students will learn it easily and it will bring them confidence in personal relationships. Directions: Get a partner Compliment them. For children, you can arrange them with partners in a game of inner and outer circle. For teens you can teach them dancing or otherwise do it to music if you can. Or they can write notes,  since many...

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School Begins: Meeting New People: What’s Your Name?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2019 in Academics and the Arts, Blog, Education | Comments Off on School Begins: Meeting New People: What’s Your Name?

First day’s Lesson: What is Your Name? Materials: paper and pencils colored crayons, Google Docs,  paint, computer apps, etc. Directions given by teacher to students (modeling as needed for smaller children) Write your name. Share your name with the group orally and in writing. Be sure to explain if you have a nickname and a formal name, explain how you like to be called – by your nickname? If someone introduces you to someone they know – how would you like to be introduced? Discover, if not already known, the meaning of your name if there is one, by looking it up online...

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The Mother & The Wolf by Zaraina Potter

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Blog, Education, English Language Learning ESL, Exceptional Children | Comments Off on The Mother & The Wolf by Zaraina Potter

This story was written by one of my students. I hope you like it as much as I do. Love, Ms.Tara  The Mother & The Wolf by Zaraina Potter On a day that began like any other, in a land of great prosperity and beauty, a young instrumentalist and her husband, a blacksmith, lived on the outskirts in the kingdom of Wunderbar, Blumenland. The blacksmith parted with his beloved wife at dawn for he was to be at his profession, welding a ceremonial sceptre to bestow to the heir of their Queen’s land who would become the new ruler someday. Once the blacksmith had departed, his wife was left to...

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Star Travelers Through the Portal, Part 10, Anya Meets the High Council

Posted by on Apr 6, 2019 in Academics and the Arts, Blog, Book, Education, Environment | Comments Off on Star Travelers Through the Portal, Part 10, Anya Meets the High Council

"So you have said, so it shall be. Everything is open to you."

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Story Elements, Fables, Folktales and Legends

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Academics and the Arts, Blog, Book, Education, Educational Kinesiology, English Language Learning ESL | Comments Off on Story Elements, Fables, Folktales and Legends

We have been learning about the Elements of a Story:  Plot: Plot is the story: the beginning, middle and end of a story. It is composed of the following story elements:  Characters: Who is in the story  Setting: Where is it located (can be many or changing locations as the story progresses) Conflict: Why is there tension or action in the story ? Climax: When the tension or action comes to the highest part  Resolution: How the problem is resolved Please note that these five elements match the five W’s that you use when writing essays:  1. Who, 2. What, 3. When, 4. Where, and Why —...

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Star Travelers, Through the Portal Part 9, Amitola Means Rainbow

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in Academics and the Arts, Arts: Star Travelers Book & Videos, Blog, Book, Education, English Language Learning ESL | Comments Off on Star Travelers, Through the Portal Part 9, Amitola Means Rainbow

Star Travelers, Through the Portal Part 9, Amitola Means Rainbow Update: Princess Aine and her twin soul on Earth, Anya, have switched places. Princess Aine of the Stars has arrived on Earth and is traveling by bus to Chicago.  Last Passage                         Next Passage Vocabulary: Please look up words or phrases, when you aren’t fully sure of their meaning.   It was a long and bumpy road before their first stop. Princess Aine stared out the windows at the tall, grey buildings and people walking the streets, bundled to protect against the wind. A few colorful...

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